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ED Balls is set to join Strictly Come Danc­ing’s 10th an­niver­sary live tour around the UK next year.

The fan favourite, who was axed from the show on Sun­day, will be dust­ing off his danc­ing shoes when the 30-date ex­trav­a­ganza kicks off in Birm­ing­ham on Jan­uary 20.

Sports pre­sen­ter Ore Oduba, who is still in the com­pe­ti­tion, and Birds Of

A Feather ac­tress Les­ley Joseph – who was the fifth star to be elim­i­nated – have also joined the bill.

They join pre­vi­ously an­nounced per­form­ers from the cur­rent se­ries Louise Red­knapp, Danny Mac and Daisy Lowe as well as new tour host and 2015 Strictly semi-fi­nal­ist Anita Rani, and the judg­ing panel of Len Good­man and Craig Revel Hor­wood.

Balls, who got the boot af­ter los­ing in the dance-off to Judge Rin­der, said: “Go­ing on tour is go­ing to be another first for me.”

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